As the District reopens schools, Maryland is also experiencing its first-ever virtual legislative session. Legislation around digital equity, childcare, and the overturn of the veto for the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future are critical for the future of Maryland’s children. Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host Melissa Broome, Director of Policy and Legislative Affairs, for a conversation about City Schools’ legislative priorities for the 2021 state legislative session and the state plan around funding.
Join the conversation with Tina Hike-Hubbard, City Schools’ Chief of Communications, Engagement and Enrollment, and a representative from the Academics Office to clarify current needs. Following the conversation with District representatives, members will have time to reflect on what they heard and share ideas about how to move forward together.
Maryland Philanthropy Network's Education Funders Affinity Group invites you to hear from Dr. Khalilah Harris, Managing Director of K-12 Education Policy for the Center for American Progress, and Joseph Kane, Chair of the Parent and Community Advisory Board (PCAB) of Baltimore City. Dr. Harris will begin with a primer on the gaps in federal funding and the impact on Maryland’s public schools. Dr. Harris and Mr. Kane will then engage in a conversation discussing a vision for redesigning schools that moves beyond safety precautions to a system of education that makes it possible for all children to thrive.
Join the Education Funders Affinity Group for a sharing session to learn how your peers are approaching their giving for the fall and share your takeaways. Members will discuss concerns, highlight organizations doing great work, identify potential areas for collaboration and strengthen relationships.
Maryland Philanthropy Network is pleased to host Dr. Sonja Santelises, Chief Executive Officer of the Baltimore City Public School System. Dr. Santelises will discuss the plan for the upcoming school year and highlight how philanthropy can best support the District’s re-opening plan.
Join City Schools, Maryland Philanthropy Network and the Fund for Educational Excellence, for the second of a two-part stakeholder engagement series to discuss details of the district’s plan to reopen schools.